the Great Wall

the Great Wall

We say fear is pervasive like cancer
slow and insidious
but love says give me only an instant
to burn through just the same
like wildfire
scorching through the shadow of Separation
casted by fear
lighting up brazier after brazier
along the Great Wall
ablaze in sun rising glory
not for a warning
but a call to arms
to carry the torches
of Gods and Goddesses
dressed in bones and skin
in shared humanity
to the heavens.

12 responses to “the Great Wall”

  1. This is beautiful, Rafia! You have an exceptional way with words, talking about the real world with a hint of imagery. Really well crafted, it’s always so nice to read more from you. Loved this ❤

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